ALS 500 & 600 ELL #6 (Fall 2)

Welcome to ALS 500 & 600! You are in the right place if you are looking for your extensive listening opportunities. If you are not an ALS 500 or 600 student that’s ok – you can still attend these events if you would like. If you are an ALS 500 or 600 student, you need to attend one of the events from the list below. After you attend one of these events, record a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this.


Wednesday Nite @ The Lab

“The Bionic Ear” by Prof. Ruth Litovsky

Children with profound hearing loss can get a cochlear implant (CI) in order to be able to hear with “bionic hearing.” CIs do not replace the normal hearing system, so our research aims to understand how we can improve hearing in CI users. We study the brain to learn how CI users interpret the electric sound. This talk will span the age range from very young (toddlers) to adult CI users and will discuss both the progress and the challenges of bionic hearing.

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 7 p.m.

Location: 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building

Biology Colloquium: Meghan Fitzgerald

Golden Orb Weaver Aggregations, Personalities and Cannibalism

Meghan Fitzgerald, UW-Madison Department of Zoology, presents "Golden Orb Weaver Aggregations, Personalities and Cannibalism." PhD exit seminar.

Date: Thursday, December 17, 3:30 p.m.

Location: B302 Birge Hall

Ecological Restoration Work Party

Arboretum Grady Tract

Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training provided. Groups welcome with advance notice. Meet at Grady Tract parking lot, southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and W. Beltline Frontage Rd. For more information: 265-5214 or

Date: Saturday, December 19, 9 a.m. - noon (must go for one hour)

Location: Meet at Grady Tract parking lot (SE corner Seminole Hwy & W Beltline Frontage Rd), UW-Madison Arboretum

Roots and Roles of Community Land Trusts

Please join the Land Tenure Center for the first lecture in its fall speaker and film series. The series will include 10 speakers and five films and represents a mix of international, national, UW faculty and local speakers, covering a diverse set of themes ranging from the global to domestic and from history to policy. The program also includes partnerships with Tales from Planet Earth, the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies program, and the Weston Roundtable series.

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 4 p.m.

Location: Room 180, Science Hall

Bah Humbug! Beating Adultitis in a Season of Busyness

It’s the time of year for experiencing joy and creating memories with loved ones…but the busyness of the season can drive us batty! Kim and Jason Kotecki, co-founders of Escape Adulthood, will be leading this can’t miss program and sharing their anti-Adultitis message to help us learn to stress less and fill life with more fun, happiness and curiosity. It’s time to embrace your inner kid, free your spirit and turn the tide on the adulthood mentality! To reserve your seat, visit the upcoming events page:

Date: Thursday, Dec 17, 2015 6:15

Location: DreamBank 1 N. Pinckney St.

English Conversation Time

International Outreach is launching "English Conversation Time" which is an informal time of conversation and exchange with international students studying in Madison. This is our way to welcome them and help them to transition to life in the US. It is also a great opportunity for cross-cultural friendship. The English Conversation will be held every Friday in Fellowship at Christ Presbyterian Church from 6 to 8 pm.

This is an informal gathering and it is open to all regardless of religious affiliation. Please feel free to invite a friend or to bring your family. There will be light refreshment served, please feel free to bring a dish to pass.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at or 608 257-4845

Date: Friday, Dec 18, 2015 6:00 PM

Location: Christ Presbyterian Church 944 E. Gorham St.

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